The Tam News

Senior season

Senior season

By Charlie Rosgen

June 24, 2019

I was warned about the stress that comes along with writing deep personal narratives for a panel of college admissions employees to judge, but there were plenty of aspects to senior year that I was not prepared for.

Lauren Ross: Raising the bar

Lauren Ross: Raising the bar

By Leah Fullerton

June 7, 2019

Senior Lauren Ross has earned an array of titles in her time on Tam’s track and field team. However, her experience has not all been smooth sailing.

The AP Stress Mess

The AP Stress Mess

By Ian Duncanson

May 30, 2018

When Tam High Junior Kaylie Keim transferred from Marin Catholic this year, she was bent on pursuing her dream in the science business. Because of this, she chose her classes wisely, including her AP and Honors. “I really want to do a lot of science in college, my dream school is UCSD, I’ve bee...

Leave the Stress Behind

Leave the Stress Behind

By Ilaria Lobo

March 12, 2015

It’s hard to accurately pinpoint the first time when you felt stressed out about something, and even harder trying to deal with stress creeping up on you every now and again. Stress is a natural feeling that unfortunately has no off switch or stand by mode. Yet, this doesn’t mean that stressful situations...

The Monster Within

The Monster Within

By Caroline Frost

February 24, 2015

At the age of 11, I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, a psychological disorder defined by excessive or unrealistic anxiety about everyday things. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S, affecting...

The Monthly Hollumn: Stepping back from college stress & learning to breathe

The Monthly Hollumn: Stepping back from college stress & learning to breathe

By Holly Parkin

November 21, 2014

oesn’t matter whether you’re a senior caught in the height of application season or a sophomore who’s just taken the PSAT — everything in life seems to revolve around that one loathed topic. “So, where are you applying?” adults ask. “How far have you gotten on your essays?” ask my peers....

Ticket to a Better Night’s Sleep

Ticket to a Better Night’s Sleep

By Devon Stoeber

October 23, 2014

“Nights when I can’t fall asleep typically end with me laying in bed for hours on my phone or tossing and turning,” senior Taryn Varnes said. “Every hour I’m in bed still awake I find myself counting the hours I could sleep if I went to bed in that moment.” Varnes is not alone when it comes to...

Procrastination Essay_Draft 4

Procrastination Essay_Draft 4

By Jordan Blackburn

October 2, 2014

It’s a problem we’ve all faced: you sit down to write the greatest, most important essay of your life, (one that coincidentally happens to be worth 10 percent of your first semester grade and is due tomorrow. “NO MOM, I COULDN’T START IT BEFORE TODAY I WAS REALLY BUSY, GOD!”) You open up your...

Early Start Leads to Poor Focus For Sleep Deprived Teens

Early Start Leads to Poor Focus For Sleep Deprived Teens

By C.J. LaDuke

April 10, 2013

Every day at 7:55 AM, hordes of half-awake Tam students trudge toward their 1st period classes like zombies. “Everyone is usually half asleep at least until the break after 1st period,” junior Walter Rivas said. These early morning classes are notorious for exhausted, sleeping and unfocused students...